Why do investments in data remain low, despite the often cited need for high-quality data to guide policies and promote evidence-based decision making for sustainable development?
ODIN helps identify critical gaps, promote open data policies, improve data access, and encourage dialogue between National Statisttical Offices and data users.
The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures the coverage and openness of official statistics published on national statistical offices’ websites.
To better understand the barriers to use of data produced by national statistical offices, AidData and Open Data Watch have launched a short survey of officials in NSOs and select line ministries in 140 low- and middle-income countries…
02/04/19 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
PARIS21 is hosting a conference on the emergence of big data and disruptive technologies that are fundamentally transforming our societies and impacting our everyday lives. There are an increasing number of voices raising concerns about the long-term effects of data-centric societies on economic opportunity, gender equality, privacy and security that risk deepening the divide between those who benefit from new opportunities and those who are left behind. This conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges of digitalization, disruptive technologies and data for societies and individuals, and explore how they can be used for better policy design. (Learn More)
01/04/2019- 05/04/2019, New York City, US
This event focuses on a review and appraisal of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. General debate will also address actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the global, regional and national levels. (Learn More)
The new year of 2018 began with the UNSD meeting on national reporting platforms, which had a strong element of open data. Towards the end of the quarter, Open Data Watch updated the Open Data Inventory (ODIN)…
OPEN DATA WATCH HAS Job Openings: Short-term Researchers (full-time and part-time positions) Open Data Watch (ODW) is a Washington, DC-based, nonprofit organization promoting open data and the improvement of development statistics in countries and international agencies. ODW is seeking dynamic and self-motivated research assistants to work closely with team members on one of…
25/03/2019- 28/03/2019, Beirut, Lebanon
The ninth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 25 to 28 March 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. The meeting is hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
This meeting is the same format as the previous IAEG-SDG meeting. There is be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (25 March) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (26 – 28 March). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.
The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level and to support its implementation. (Learn More)
Full report Download PDF version The Data Value Chain: Moving from Production to Impact Prepared for Data2X by Open Data Watch Executive Summary The data value chain describes the process of data creation and use from…